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New Thomas J. Moyer Professorship, Fellowships Selected

Image of Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Ric Simmons

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Ric Simmons has been named to the Moyer Professorship. (Photo courtesy of OSU).

Image of Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Ric Simmons

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Ric Simmons has been named to the Moyer Professorship. (Photo courtesy of OSU)

The Ohio State Bar Association announced the selection of the recipients of the professorship and fellowships named for the late Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Ric Simmons is the recipient of the Chief Justice Moyer Professorship for the Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law. Simmons joined the Moritz faculty in 2003. A graduate of Columbia Law School, he was a Stone Scholar and a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. He currently teaches evidence and criminal law.

“I am honored to be chosen to carry forward Chief Justice Moyer’s extraordinary legacy. Since my move to Ohio in 2003, I have come to understand and greatly appreciate his contributions to the public’s understanding of the law and his dedication to the fair and impartial administration of justice. I hope that, through my teaching and scholarship, I can reflect Chief Justice Moyer’s high standards,” said Simmons.

Three law students have been awarded 2014 Moyer Fellowship Grants. They are Abigail Mack of the Moritz College of Law, Prad Georges of the University of Akron School of Law, and Benjamin Imdieke of the University of Toledo College of Law.

The annual fellowships are awarded by the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Committee to exceptional first- or second-year students from Ohio law schools and are designed to honor Chief Justice Moyer’s commitment to improving access to courts, advancing civility and ethics, working with national and international organizations to promote the rule of law, and promoting civic education. Fellowship recipients receive $3,000 from the Moyer Legacy Fund at the Ohio State Bar Foundation and $1,000 from their law schools to fund a summer opportunity advancing these principles.

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